Why Government Contractors Should Hire Former Service Members
The United States is home to over 20 million veterans. At Adela Technologies, we understand that these individuals offer a unique set of skills and knowledge that are highly beneficial to many businesses, especially government contractors. With the right strategies and tools, we know that organizations like ours can effectively harness the power of veterans and benefit from their experience, leadership, and technical expertise. We believe that hiring veterans is an opportunity to give back to those who have served our country by providing meaningful opportunities, and we have made it our mission to hire veterans into our organization. By implementing effective strategies, government contractors like ours can successfully hire and integrate veterans into their workforce and reap the many rewards of having former service members on their team.
The Benefits of Hiring Veterans
When it comes to government contractors hiring veterans, the benefits are numerous. Veterans bring a diversity of thought and perspective that can help these organizations further their mission and objectives, as well as provide them with a competitive edge in the market. Many already have a strong understanding of the government contracting process and are well-versed in the language and culture of the military. Most veterans have, or have had, security clearances while serving, which makes them extremely valuable to government contractors as it saves time and money to get them into positions requiring such clearances.
Veterans are incredibly reliable and hardworking employees that possess skills such as: critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership. These individuals often have a solid understanding of the chain of command and are well-versed in the principles of respect and accountability. Veterans understand the importance of punctuality and are accustomed to long hours and tight deadlines often found in the world of government contracting. They are used to working in stressful and fast-paced environments and can be counted on to rise to the challenge. Finally, veterans are often well-suited to working in teams as they understand the importance of collaboration and know how to contribute in a meaningful way.
Connecting with Veterans for Recruitment
When it comes to connecting with veterans for recruitment, there are a few key strategies to keep in mind. There are numerous military job boards government contractors can post positions to such as: The National Labor Exchange, MilitaryHire.com, Military.com, Hire Heros USA, and Hire Veterans just to name a few. Government contractors can also reach out to veteran organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, or American Legion. These organizations have extensive networks of veterans and can be a great resource for finding qualified candidates. Finally, it is important to utilize social media to connect with veterans and to spread awareness of job openings.
Veterans can be an asset for any government contractor. From their excellent communication skills to their unparalleled work ethic, veterans come with an impressive list of skills that can be invaluable to any government contractor. Additionally, veterans often bring a unique perspective and insight that can be invaluable when dealing with complex challenges. At Adela Technologies we understand veterans can be the key to unlocking a government contractor’s full potential. We have made it our goal to hire veterans into our organization in order to give back to those that have who have selflessly served our country, and to benefit from the extraordinary talents of these individuals.